Latest news - Home

Home

General Motors starts US production of lithium-ion batteries

General Motors starts US production of lithium-ion batteries

US carmaker General Motors will take a step towards the mass manufacture of its Chevy Volt plug-in electric hybrid later today with the start of lithium-ion battery production.

IBM green data centre

Energy efficient IT to get $115 million boost

Energy efficient IT to get $115 million boost

IT and communications giants including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo! are to receive a $47 million boost from the US Department of Energy to improve energy efficiency.

New buildings in London cut carbon emissions by a third

New buildings in London cut carbon emissions by a third

New developments in London are cutting their carbon emissions by a third, according to a report by London South Bank University.

Vestas' V09 wind turbine

Fresh wind for renewables in 2010

Fresh wind for renewables in 2010

The start of the new year has seen new wind energy projects in the US, Europe and China, as well as a decision on the horizon for the controversial Cape Wind project in the US.

UK Government boiler scrappage scheme launches

UK Government boiler scrappage scheme launches

The UK Government’s boiler scrappage scheme to replace old inefficient models with better performing ones, announced in the December Pre-Budget Report, launched yesterday.

THINK City

THINK to start production of electric car at US facility

THINK to start production of electric car at US facility

Norwegian electric carmaker THINK is to start production of its THINK City car at a facility in Elkhart County, Indiana and launch on the US market later this year.

US East Coast could be “ultimate” carbon storage site

US East Coast could be “ultimate” carbon storage site

A report from US scientists indicates that the volcanic rocks along the coasts of New York, New Jersey and New England could be ideal carbon storage sites.

11 US states and Quebec sign up to California’s fuel standard

11 US states and Quebec sign up to California’s fuel standard

Eleven states across the US and Canadian province of Quebec are set to adopt legislation similar to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard to cut emissions from vehicles and buildings.

Centrica's Lynn wind farm

UK Prime Minister to announce next generation offshore wind developers

UK Prime Minister to announce next generation offshore wind developers

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is this week expected to announce the successful bidders for the next generation of offshore wind farms around the country’s coast.

Scotland needs power to manage own energy resources, says Salmond

Scotland needs power to manage own energy resources, says Salmond

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond says the region needs to have the power to manage its own resources if it is to become the green energy leader of Europe.